When you stay at Honey Creek Resort, you’ll enjoy the ultimate vacation destination, with a wide array of on-site activities and outdoor adventures just steps away from where you stay. Cruise through the waters of gorgeous Rathbun Lake, splash around at the indoor water park, tee up at the 18-hole championship golf course, discover nature’s wonders with the hands-on educational programs, indulge your taste buds at the restaurant, or head outdoors for endless adventures. Honey Creek Resort is located at 12633 Resort Drive in Moravia, Iowa. For more information, click here.

Discover all the things to do on a quick vacation getaway to Honey Creek Resort on Rathbun Lake in Iowa.

With 16,000 acres of preserved forests, prairies, and peninsulas, Honey Creek Resort offers ample opportunities for outdoor exploration. Explore miles of walking trails and paved bike paths, watch for wildlife, picnic by the lake, and let the kids run around at a playground. Bring your own bike or choose from a variety of bike rentals. The opportunities are endless! Read on to discover the many activities available at Honey Creek Resort.

Whatever floats your boat, Rathbun Lake has something for you. With 11,000 acres of gorgeous water and 150 miles of shoreline, it’s Iowa’s second largest lake. Bring your own watercraft and use our marina with a boat launch, fishing pier, and 40 boat slips. Or, rent a pontoon boat and explore the lake at your leisure.

Tee off at our 18-hole championship golf course, The Preserve at Rathbun Lake. It offers challenge levels to suit every golfer, as well as PGA golf lessons and club fittings. Meandering through scenic prairie and oak savannas, The Preserve is also Audubon-certified in recognition of its sustainable practices.

Whatever the weather outside, it’s a tropical party at our Buccaneer Bay Indoor Water Park. Zoom down the two-story water slide, float down the lazy river, relax poolside and soak in the hot tub. Buccaneer Bay also features a snack bar and arcade, and it’s the perfect place for kids’ birthday parties.

Stop by our Activities Building for hands-on educational programs and activities led by our on-site naturalist staff. Join naturalists for guided hikes, meet live animals, listen to stories by the campfire, and enjoy nature-themed games and crafts. Plus, throughout the year, we host festive seasonal and holiday-themed events perfect for families.

Dine at our restaurant, the Rathbun Lakeshore Grille, and enjoy the lounge and patio overlooking Rathbun Lake. Plus, pick up some chef secrets at one of our cooking classes and demonstrations.

Honey Creek Resort has a wide variety of lodging options available. From lakefront cottages, to RV sites to the gorgeous Lodge, you can take your pick of Iowa’s best accommodations. When you book a stay at Honey Creek Resort, you’re not just reserving a place to stay for the night; you’re planning an adventure! With a range of on-site activities including golfing, hiking, boating, hunting, or playing at our indoor water park or outdoor Aqua Park, there’s something to keep every member of your party entertained.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources manages both Honey Creek Resort and the original 850-acre Honey Creek State Park. Honey Creek State Park offers camping, cabins, heated shower facilities, trails, and a boat ramp. For more information, call 641-724-3739.

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